The City boss explained his stance in response to comments from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who questioned whether the ribbon was within the rules and claimed he would not be allowed to do a similar thing. Last year world governing body Fifa backed down in its row with British football authorities over the wearing of poppies, worn to remember war dead. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had previously been fined by Fifa for wearing or displaying poppies, which Fifa said was "political symbol".
Pep Guardiola charged by FA after Man City boss wore ribbon in support of Catalan independence https://t.co/KLw7ZjXbz3February 23, 2018
Fifa’s climb down meant none of the British home nation had to pay their fine. Guardiola's City team face Arsenal in the League Cup final today. Victory would bring Guardiola's first silverware as City boss after a trophy-laden managerial career with Barca and Bayern Munich. The club are 16 points ahead of their nearest challenger United in the Premier League, and thumped Basel 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
BREAKING: Pep Guardiola has been charged by the @FA for breach of kit and advertising regulations, in relation to the yellow ribbon he wears in support of Catalonian independence #ssn pic.twitter.com/bmVDebmqMV— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 23, 2018
FA charge Pep Guardiola for wearing political yellow ribbon in breach of kit and advertising regulations https://t.co/r0OyFw2vhi— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) February 23, 2018